I'm a beginner and recently bought my mini amp (borne strike g30) but it keeps picking up radio signals and making a really annoying buzz. When I change rooms sometimes the buzz will either go up or down. When I touch metal parts in my guitar it also gets a little better. I don't know if it's a grounding issue, but I hope not (cause I can't really do anything about technical stuff). Don't really know what to do, anyone got some advice? Thanks!

  • Try a better quality guitar lead?
    – Tim
    Dec 4, 2021 at 8:29
  • Are you talking about buzz with the guitar plugged in or buzz without anything being plugged in?
    – Lazy
    Dec 4, 2021 at 9:02
  • both! but it gets louder when the guitar is plugged in
    – Marcela V
    Dec 5, 2021 at 12:43

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The things that cause buzz:

  • Poor ground or shielding on the guitar
  • Poor quality lead
  • Poor ground or shielding on your amp
  • Dodgy wiring in the house

We have a number of questions on each of these already that should have your answer, but for simplicity try the following:

  • use another guitar, if the problem remains it isn't the guitar
  • use another lead to rule it out
  • try a different amp if those two don't help.
  • A process of illumination - throwing light onto the problem...
    – Tim
    Dec 4, 2021 at 12:17
  • Hehe, did the last bit of the answer go missing? "If those two don't help..." ... switch to acoustic? :) Dec 4, 2021 at 16:29
  • Thanks Andy - my fault not checking when on mobile
    – Doktor Mayhem
    Dec 4, 2021 at 21:29

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